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Topic: A Day Late, Dollar Short on Lifetime Channel
Posted By: PurplePhase
Subject: A Day Late, Dollar Short on Lifetime Channel
Date Posted: Apr 19 2014 at 7:30pm
is this a repost?
anyone watching?
I just found out about it, didn't even know it was coming. I'm mad I missed some!




A Day Late and a Dollar Short – Mekhi Phifer, Kimberly Elise, Anika Noni Rose, Ving Rhames, Ashanti Bromfield and Tichina Arnold

  http://www.blackfilm.com/read/2014/03/watch-trailer-and-pics-to-a-day-late-and-a-dollar-short/a-day-late-and-a-dollar-short-mekhi-phifer-kimberly-elise-anika-noni-rose-ving-rhames-ashanti-bromfield-and-tichina-arnold/#respond" rel="nofollow -

http://www.blackfilm.com/read/wp-content/uploads/2014/03/A-Day-Late-and-a-Dollar-Short-Mekhi-Phifer-Kimberly-Elise-Anika-Noni-Rose-Ving-Rhames-Ashanti-Bromfield-and-Tichina-Arnold.jpg" rel="nofollow">A Day Late and a Dollar Short - Mekhi Phifer, Kimberly Elise, Anika Noni Rose, Ving Rhames, Ashanti Bromfield and Tichina Arnold

BY http://www.nydailynews.com/authors?author=David%20Hinckley" rel="nofollow - David Hinckley

‘A Day Late and a Dollar Short,’ TV review 

Whoopi Goldberg and Ving Rhames team for a bracing look at life's setbacks, co-starring Anika Noni Rose, Kimberly Elise and Mekhi Phifer

NEW YORK DAILY NEWS
Friday, April 18, 2014, 2:00 AM










 
Whoopi Goldberg and Ving Rhames in ‘A Day Late and a Dollar Short’ RAFY Whoopi Goldberg and Ving Rhames in ‘A Day Late and a Dollar Short’

On TV even more than on the printed page, Terry McMillan’s “A Day Late and a Dollar Short” plays like one of those stories you tell your kids to get them to shape up.

Once upon a time, there was the Prince family, headed by Viola (Whoopi Goldberg) and Cecil (Ving Rhames). They had four children — three girls and a boy.

All four were smart and loved. The boy had some trouble with substance abuse, but the girls grew up to be, by all appearances, successful.

Still, all four behaved selfishly, in ways that harmed others, and in the end that brought unhappiness to themselves and their family.

The seeds of this discontent are multiple and familiar, telescoped into one family.

Cecil worked so hard building his business and supporting the family that he inadvertently shut out Viola. By the time he realized it, it was too late for them to recapture what they once had.

Whoopi Goldberg as Viola in ‘A Day Late and a Dollar Short’ Whoopi Goldberg as Viola in ‘A Day Late and a Dollar Short’

So when we meet Cecil, he's got a new woman. Viola, who suffers from much worse lung problems than she lets anybody knows, keeps herself busy trying to help the children cope with drug addiction, workaholism, control issues, rebellious teenagers and a couple of other problems that are even starker and more bracing.

“Day Late” plays like a cauldron of bad choices, all mixed together, with Viola trying desperately to make everyone stop feeding the fire.

It’s not surprising that in the end, Viola only has one final card to play.

Much of “Day Late” is not upbeat. Happily, fine acting by Anika Noni Rose, Kimberly Elise, Tichina Arnold and Mekhi Phifer, along with Goldberg and Rhames, makes it a cautionary tale worth watching.




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Posted By: HeyBeautiful18
Date Posted: Apr 19 2014 at 7:44pm
I'm watching

Finally a black movie


Posted By: Journey94
Date Posted: Apr 19 2014 at 7:46pm
This movie is good, I need to get the book


Posted By: Sang Froid
Date Posted: Apr 19 2014 at 7:48pm
I was waiting for this....forgot it came on today.
I read the book back in the day.


Posted By: Journey94
Date Posted: Apr 19 2014 at 7:57pm
Whoopi will forever be one of my favorite actresses


Posted By: carolina cutie
Date Posted: Apr 19 2014 at 8:15pm
I'll have to catch it in the next few days. I like all of the actors.


Posted By: PurplePhase
Date Posted: Apr 19 2014 at 8:17pm
I'm going to watch from beginning at 10. I was mad people who started at 8 were talking about it already and I missed parts, so I stopped and will watch later.

First thing I said though is 'why didn't bhm have a thread to remind me of this!' lol


Posted By: PurplePhase
Date Posted: Apr 19 2014 at 8:18pm
Originally posted by Sang Froid Sang Froid wrote:

I was waiting for this....forgot it came on today.
I read the book back in the day.


I read book too when it came out. I used to love TM. til she went crazy lol


Posted By: melikey
Date Posted: Apr 19 2014 at 8:18pm
Watching!


Posted By: PurplePhase
Date Posted: Apr 19 2014 at 8:19pm
yall come back at 10 to watch and chat w/ me lol


Posted By: naturesgift
Date Posted: Apr 19 2014 at 8:22pm
wasn't there a movie with sanna lathan by or maybe that was diapering acts?


Posted By: PurplePhase
Date Posted: Apr 19 2014 at 8:23pm
yes Sanaa was in D Acts
(soundtrack was awesome)


Posted By: Journey94
Date Posted: Apr 19 2014 at 8:25pm
This movie is too good, I can't even deal I'm about to order the book right now. They picked the PERFECT cast, even the kids/teens are good


Posted By: Journey94
Date Posted: Apr 19 2014 at 8:26pm
Her husband is trying it


Posted By: HeyBeautiful18
Date Posted: Apr 19 2014 at 8:29pm
I'm so glad he hit him



Posted By: HeyBeautiful18
Date Posted: Apr 19 2014 at 8:30pm
I'm sitting here like "hit that b*tch... hit him!!"


Posted By: Journey94
Date Posted: Apr 19 2014 at 8:33pm
I wanted him to hit him too but now he's about to go back to jail for it. People refuse to let black men be great, he just got out of jail smh


Posted By: HeyBeautiful18
Date Posted: Apr 19 2014 at 8:34pm
I know


Posted By: Journey94
Date Posted: Apr 19 2014 at 8:36pm
They are all a mess


Posted By: PurplePhase
Date Posted: Apr 19 2014 at 8:38pm
La-la-la- la
*covers eyes* LOL
not reading posts yet.

(I know what happens, but I want to watch it fresh lol)


Posted By: HeyBeautiful18
Date Posted: Apr 19 2014 at 8:38pm
This dysfunctional ass family..


Posted By: PurplePhase
Date Posted: Apr 19 2014 at 8:39pm
20 more minutes!


Posted By: HeyBeautiful18
Date Posted: Apr 19 2014 at 8:41pm
Purps late ass

Its good though.. you'll like it


Posted By: HeyBeautiful18
Date Posted: Apr 19 2014 at 8:42pm


Posted By: PurplePhase
Date Posted: Apr 19 2014 at 8:43pm
I blame bhm! somebody should have made a thread yesterday lol


Posted By: hauteshellbi
Date Posted: Apr 19 2014 at 8:43pm
Recoding now...Watching at 10 so I can fast forward through commercials


Posted By: Journey94
Date Posted: Apr 19 2014 at 8:43pm
Ch...this family is something else


Posted By: melikey
Date Posted: Apr 19 2014 at 8:44pm
Is Whoopi this big for real or is this for the character?


Posted By: HeyBeautiful18
Date Posted: Apr 19 2014 at 8:46pm
Originally posted by melikey melikey wrote:

Is Whoopi this big for real or is this for the character?


I wondered this too


Posted By: PurplePhase
Date Posted: Apr 19 2014 at 8:47pm
Originally posted by Journey94 Journey94 wrote:

Ch...this family is something else


I remember thinking that on like page 4 of the book! LOL


Posted By: Journey94
Date Posted: Apr 19 2014 at 8:47pm
Why am I just realizing Whoopi,Anika, & Kimberly were all in For Colored Girls too lol that's one reason the movie is so good, they have previous chemistry/worked together before


Posted By: PurplePhase
Date Posted: Apr 19 2014 at 8:54pm
let me say before anything starts, I love Tichina arnold! Loved her since her days on All My Children. She was just a kid.


Posted By: PurplePhase
Date Posted: Apr 19 2014 at 9:12pm
lol @ laying here w/out my good wig.


Posted By: hauteshellbi
Date Posted: Apr 19 2014 at 9:15pm
Mekhi is so cute!!


Posted By: PurplePhase
Date Posted: Apr 19 2014 at 9:18pm
yay Journey!
 I should have started watching around 10:45 so I could skip ads.


Posted By: Journey94
Date Posted: Apr 19 2014 at 9:18pm
I had to watch again, I should be doingmy hair right now though lol


Posted By: PurplePhase
Date Posted: Apr 19 2014 at 9:22pm
damn Randall/landscaper is fine


Posted By: hauteshellbi
Date Posted: Apr 19 2014 at 9:27pm
I know his body is great



Posted By: hauteshellbi
Date Posted: Apr 19 2014 at 9:29pm
Lol at woopies wig

Awwe Cecil heellllllll naw


Posted By: Journey94
Date Posted: Apr 19 2014 at 9:38pm
Whoopi gained weight for this film


Posted By: Journey94
Date Posted: Apr 19 2014 at 9:39pm
He's so fine lol


Posted By: PurplePhase
Date Posted: Apr 19 2014 at 9:41pm
she's strong saying slow is good LOL
strong discipline! LOL


Posted By: PurplePhase
Date Posted: Apr 19 2014 at 9:42pm
singing all loud! go whoopi lol


Posted By: noneyons
Date Posted: Apr 19 2014 at 9:46pm
oh damn! when does it come back on? 




Posted By: Girl101
Date Posted: Apr 19 2014 at 9:50pm
Checking in!


Posted By: PurplePhase
Date Posted: Apr 19 2014 at 9:56pm
Originally posted by noneyons noneyons wrote:

oh damn! when does it come back on? 




12:02AM
2:02AM


Posted By: AshBash89
Date Posted: Apr 19 2014 at 9:58pm
I read the book but thought it was coming in tomorrow. I'm too tired to watch it tonight.


Posted By: noneyons
Date Posted: Apr 19 2014 at 10:02pm
thanks, ash!

i'ma have to try to catch it later this week hopefully it'll be back on tomorrow some time. i freaking love that book!


Posted By: PurplePhase
Date Posted: Apr 19 2014 at 10:05pm
you're welcome Noney. lol


Posted By: PurplePhase
Date Posted: Apr 19 2014 at 10:12pm
You are not the father...
lol, men aren't too bright are they..


just kidding guys. 


Posted By: hauteshellbi
Date Posted: Apr 19 2014 at 10:13pm
Good!! Cecil has no sense


Posted By: PurplePhase
Date Posted: Apr 19 2014 at 10:14pm
I know. I chuckled when he proposed and  said 'I want to be a father to all of you'  Baby momma too? (she's  young enough lol)


Posted By: PurplePhase
Date Posted: Apr 19 2014 at 10:18pm
his son looks like him.  Pretty good casting.

mekhi


Posted By: PurplePhase
Date Posted: Apr 19 2014 at 10:22pm
that wig. oh lawd


Posted By: PurplePhase
Date Posted: Apr 19 2014 at 10:22pm
she's f*cked up


Posted By: Journey94
Date Posted: Apr 19 2014 at 10:36pm
Kimberly Elise played a mother who failed her kids yet AGAIN
Set it off- Her son drank some type of cleaner & he was taken away by CPS
For Colored Girls- she stayed with an abusive man not even thinking about the safety of her kids and he ended up killing them
This movie- oblivious to the fact that her daughter was having issues/not paying attention and come to find out her husband was molesting her

Lmao girl...


Posted By: PurplePhase
Date Posted: Apr 19 2014 at 10:56pm
I'm a little behind, but I like the still shots for the funeral.


Posted By: PurplePhase
Date Posted: Apr 19 2014 at 11:09pm
that was good!!!


Posted By: hauteshellbi
Date Posted: Apr 19 2014 at 11:22pm
That was a lot of drama...they could have spread that for a solid 12 one hour episodes


Posted By: PurplePhase
Date Posted: Apr 19 2014 at 11:27pm
talk about being a day late lol. I'm going thru dvr and see the cast of movie was on The View on Friday. Had I watched on Friday I would have known it was coming on tonight.

 I'll  watch that later.


Posted By: coconess
Date Posted: Apr 19 2014 at 11:37pm
I watched it.. I hadn't heard about it I was just bored and stumbled upon it..

I liked it. 

I didn't know whoppi was that big...
And Nephi has aged but he still looks good


Posted By: Journey94
Date Posted: Apr 20 2014 at 12:10am
Originally posted by coconess coconess wrote:

I watched it.. I hadn't heard about it I was just bored and stumbled upon it..

I liked it. 

I didn't know whoppi was that big...
And Nephi has aged but he still looks good


She lost 30lbs since the film was recorded, she gained weight for the role


Posted By: PurplePhase
Date Posted: Apr 20 2014 at 12:51am
I dug out my book. I had the hardback and I'd forgotten how hard it was to actually read books, they're heavy! lol.
But yeah I'm reading this again.


Posted By: Benni
Date Posted: Apr 20 2014 at 1:34am
Have not watched it yet. Sounds good though


Posted By: coconess
Date Posted: Apr 20 2014 at 1:46am
oh ok good.


I wanted someone to slap that 16 year old daughter at times.. shaniece

Wasn't Charlotte younger than the one with the cooking show? I didn't get how her 16 yr old son said she got prego with him when she was younger.. cus Charlotte has a 16 yr old too so if she's younger that means she had her even younger...
Or am I tripping? My brain is cloudy right now..
There were 3 16 yr old kids Ermm


Posted By: noneyons
Date Posted: Apr 20 2014 at 6:58am
Originally posted by PurplePhase PurplePhase wrote:

you're welcome Noney. lol

Thanks purp! I was so tired I was delirious and seing double last night. LOLMy bad 


Posted By: Bored w/Out Me?
Date Posted: Apr 21 2014 at 8:32pm
I liked it.
Pissed me off when she came home and her husband was on top of her daughter and she let him leave breathing
I want Tichina to play a quiet, sweet Woman one day...
I want to watch a Black Movie where the Matriarch Mother stays alive and pulls her family together


Posted By: PurplePhase
Date Posted: Apr 21 2014 at 8:43pm
^^yeah I was all for them burying him in the backyard that night but I don't know if they could have gotten away with it.


Posted By: Bored w/Out Me?
Date Posted: Apr 21 2014 at 8:47pm
In a perfect world Purp


Posted By: PurplePhase
Date Posted: Apr 21 2014 at 8:47pm
yep. I agree. It should be justifiable homicide IMO.


Posted By: SoutherNtellect
Date Posted: Apr 21 2014 at 10:26pm
Watched 2 minutes


Posted By: GoodGirlGoneGr8
Date Posted: Apr 21 2014 at 10:27pm
I bought the book wayyy back when and I never read it...

I watched it the other night, it was cute. I cried when they were reading the letters to one another...but idk if that's indicative of anything. It doesn't take much for me to get mushy.


Posted By: PurplePhase
Date Posted: Apr 21 2014 at 10:29pm
Originally posted by SoutherNtellect SoutherNtellect wrote:

Watched 2 minutes


Cry


Posted By: iBetYouhNvNika
Date Posted: Apr 21 2014 at 10:39pm
I read this book
Hopefully I can catch this movie when it comes back on.


Posted By: Sang Froid
Date Posted: Apr 25 2014 at 11:01am
I'm just actually watching this.
Ooooo lawd. 


Posted By: PurplePhase
Date Posted: Apr 25 2014 at 1:31pm
^^context? lol


Posted By: Fcgriffin
Date Posted: Apr 26 2014 at 4:45pm
I caught this today. I liked it


Posted By: QueenBee
Date Posted: Apr 26 2014 at 6:42pm
Just saw it. Wish it was a two or three part miniseries.   It felt so rushed especially with all the drama with the family.


Posted By: kfoxx1998
Date Posted: Apr 26 2014 at 6:56pm
Thanks Purp.  Saw this yesterday and decided to watch it.  It was pretty good but I was thinking the same thing as QueenBee.  I wish it was a series.

I decided to download the Lifetime app on my tablet and ended up watching Sins of the Mother.  It was pretty good.  I can't get over what a great actress Jill Scott turned out to be.  Who knew?

http://www.google.com/url?sa=i&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=images&cd=&cad=rja&uact=8&docid=IF_k9NohK2A06M&tbnid=VQ7ElRGIC8qK2M:&ved=0CAUQjRw&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.thekaufmancompany.com%2Fsins_4.html&ei=EkdcU4W5FKTjsAT_zYGgDQ&bvm=bv.65397613,d.aWc&psig=AFQjCNE_4gliUJK_X5jbaHop6bBohod8dA&ust=1398642828503324" rel="nofollow">



Posted By: Im_oh_so_hott
Date Posted: Apr 26 2014 at 6:58pm
I watched it, i never read the book, but i could feel each kids personal situation coming.


Posted By: PurplePhase
Date Posted: Apr 26 2014 at 7:16pm
I agree it seemed rushed.


Posted By: thewonderfulwa
Date Posted: Apr 26 2014 at 7:19pm
I watched it I liked it but Ive never read the book.


Posted By: PurplePhase
Date Posted: Apr 26 2014 at 7:20pm
Originally posted by kfoxx1998 kfoxx1998 wrote:

Thanks Purp.  Saw this yesterday and decided to watch it.  It was pretty good but I was thinking the same thing as QueenBee.  I wish it was a series.

I decided to download the Lifetime app on my tablet and ended up watching Sins of the Mother.  It was pretty good.  I can't get over what a great actress Jill Scott turned out to be.  Who knew?

http://www.google.com/url?sa=i&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=images&cd=&cad=rja&uact=8&docid=IF_k9NohK2A06M&tbnid=VQ7ElRGIC8qK2M:&ved=0CAUQjRw&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.thekaufmancompany.com%2Fsins_4.html&ei=EkdcU4W5FKTjsAT_zYGgDQ&bvm=bv.65397613,d.aWc&psig=AFQjCNE_4gliUJK_X5jbaHop6bBohod8dA&ust=1398642828503324" rel="nofollow">



I've always thought Jill was a pretty good actress too. Much better than many I see with roles. Wonder why she doesn't work more? I hope that's by choice; like she's focusing on her music.



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